Late Collection Protocols
Please see below for information on late collection protocols
Late Collection of Children Protocol
At Broadfield Community Primary School we aim to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure.
Under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, Local Authorities and Schools have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This duty should include making arrangements for dealing with children not collected at the end of the school day, or at the end of a school activity which is authorised by school.
On admission of their child/children to our school, parents are asked to supply contact information including the names, addresses and home/work telephone numbers including mobile numbers where appropriate of main carers.
Parents/Carers will also be asked about emergency contacts that can be called in the event of an emergency if parents/carers are unobtainable.
Parents have a responsibility to update these contact details if they should change between admission and their child/children leaving the school.
If parents/ carers have not collected their child/children fifteen minutes after the normal end of the school day at 3:00pm, and not have contacted school to advise of their lateness the children will be brought to the school office by a member of staff. At 3:15pm late charges apply as follows:
Between 15 minutes and 30 minutes late a £2 charge will be made.
Between 31 minutes and 45 minutes late a £5 charge will be made.
These charges will also apply to late collections from extra-curricular activities and school visits.
All late collections will be logged on the Inventry system and the Designated Safeguarding Leaders will be informed. Learning Mentors will regularly check late collections and offer support where late collections are reoccurring.
Parents/ Carers will be asked to pay the late collection charge within 5 days of it being issued. Any charges not paid will lead to services being withdrawn for the child/children, e.g. breakfast club, extra-curricular activities and any activities paid for by school, e.g. music lessons, Best of Broadfield treats
In the case of a child/children not being collected and no contact being made within 45 minutes of the usual collection time, the school will ring Rochdale Safeguarding Hub to discuss concerns and seek advice. This will allow Children’s Social Care (CSC) to be aware of the possibility that they may need to make arrangements for the alternative care of the child.
Children’s Social Care will give advice and make appropriate checks. However, school will continue to be responsible for trying to contact the parent/carer/emergency contact and to keep CSC updated about the situation.
If there are any concerns about the welfare of the parent/carer, CSC may ask the local Police to visit the home address; please note that the Police cannot themselves provide a place of safety for a child(ren).